The importance of gratitude and appreciation for employees

Dankbarkeit und Wertschätzung im Arbeitsaltag

Why is gratitude and appreciation so important in the world of work? At a time when the world of work is becoming increasingly competitive and the pressure on employees is growing, it is crucial not to underestimate the importance of gratitude and appreciation. In this blog post, we want to take a closer look at why it is so important to say “thank you” to employees and show them appreciation.

  • Increase motivation and commitment: Gratitude and appreciation are a powerful tool to increase employee motivation and commitment. By showing them respect for their hard work and achievements, they feel valued and are more motivated to give their best. The feeling that their work is recognised boosts their self-confidence and job satisfaction.


  • Strengthening the team spirit: By saying thank you to employees, we strengthen the team spirit and promote a positive working atmosphere. This leads to a sense of togetherness and shared purpose. By creating a supportive environment, employees can work better together and contribute their skills and ideas more effectively. This increases team performance and improves collaboration.


  • Promoting employee loyalty: Employees who feel recognised are more likely to remain loyal to the company. Reputation and appreciation are therefore key to strengthening employee loyalty and reducing staff turnover. If employees feel that they play an important role in the company, they are willing to actively contribute to the company’s success.


  • Increase productivity: Studies have shown that employees who feel respected are more productive. By showing them gratitude and recognising their achievements, we give them an incentive to give their best, develop their professional skills and improve their performance.


It is undeniable that gratitude and appreciation play a crucial role in the well-being of employees. By recognising their contributions, we create a positive work environment where everyone feels motivated. By recognising and actively promoting the importance of gratitude and appreciation in our company, we can activate employee engagement, boost team spirit, improve employee retention and ultimately strengthen the productivity and success of the company. So let’s not forget the importance of showing gratitude and appreciation to our employees.

How can Bontique support you in saying “thank you” and showing appreciation?

Bontique offers various solutions for creating multi-brand vouchers for your employees. Depending on the solution, both the portal and the voucher can be customized with your own logo and company colors to strengthen your branding. The following solutions are available:

Corporate Solutions for vouchers in company colors: Our Corporate Solutions provide solutions for customizing vouchers and online presence. This can be used for recognizing individual achievements as well as team successes. The platform offers an easy management function for companies to manage the amount of money and recipients of the Bontique-Check.

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Easy and fast voucher ordering: Our voucher shop offers you a quick solution. Order vouchers without registration and receive Bontique-Checks in PDF format immediately to give appreciation.

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Team collection for one person: If you wish for your employees to organize something special together for a colleague, we offer the option of collecting funds as a team for a voucher. The platform facilitates team collection through an online initiative where money can be collected and the Bontique-Check can be given. This promotes team spirit and allows for a joint joy-giving experience.

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About Bontique

With our simple and intuitive platform, we help you to increase your appreciation culture. We preserve your company’s signature and maximise the individualisation of your employees. We are convinced that employees are a company’s greatest asset, which is why they should be valued. With the Bontique-Checks, you can therefore say thank you in an individual and customised way – for a company anniversary, a birthday or a successful product launch.